When a lab has a policy to deliberately obfuscate the results of forensic examinations, in order to support the prosecution’s theory of the case, that’s gross institutional bias.
They aren’t even trying to pretend to be fair, impartial scientists.
It might be time to consider hiring new employees who haven’t been tainted with such unprofessional attitudes.
A judge should
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The following article sums up the problems at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Closing the lab, and starting anew with a lab that isn’t so indoctrinated as an arm of the prosecution might be the only way for the public to have any faith in the results coming out of their state crime lab.
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It seems that blood pattern recognition isn’t the only area at the North Carolina SBI crime lab that is under scrutiny.
Beth Desmond looked through a microscope at two mangled bullets.
It was the start of a 2006 murder trial in Pitt County, and prosecutors needed her help to fix a potentially crippling weakness in their case. They
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It would appear everyone is having similar reactions to the results of the North Carolina SBI crime lab review.
A review of the blood analysis unit at the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab found analysts omitted, overstated or falsely reported blood evidence in 230 cases – 190 of which went to trial.
Of those, 80 of the defendants
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It’s good to know the prosecutor’s office is going to review death penalty cases. Last thing people want is another case where an innocent person is put to death over faulty forensic analysis.
A North Carolina prosecutor says he will scour all past homicide cases in his district for questionable work by the State Bureau of
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